NCEL round-up: Staveley Miners Welfare, Shirebrook Town and Dronfield Town previews

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Staveley Miners Welfare travel to West Yorkshire in the hope of facing Liversedge on Saturday in the Northern Counties East League Premier.

The Derbyshire side have not been in action since February 5 after fixtures away to local rivals Worksop Parramore and at home to table- topping Barton Town Old Boys were both postponed due to waterlogged pitches.

Liversedge, who sit just one place above Staveley in the table, will be looking for revenge for their 8-2 defeat in the reverse fixture at Inkersall Road in November.

Staveley were scheduled to play Nostell Miners Welfare on Tuesday night. The continued bad weather means that Staveley now have to play their remaining 19 league games during a busy ten-week period in order to complete their season by the end of April.

Reece Littlejohn won the supporters’ player of the month for January for his performances against Maltby Main and Retford United.

Shirebrook Town, in the Northern Counties East League Division One, were last in action two weeks ago at home to Hemsworth Miners Welfare when they ran out 4-1 winners.

Shirebrook are at home to Rossington Main on Saturday and will be looking at three points to keep their play-off hopes alive as the season reaches the business end.

Fellow Division One side, Dronfield Town, have very different matters on their mind at the opposite end of the table.

The north Derbyshire outfit are at home to Teversal on Saturday in what they hope will be three points to stave off any lingering worries about being dragged into the relegation scrap.

Dronfield have a busy couple of months ahead of them due to the postponements, with eight games in March and another seven in April.